Dec 06, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024

Peace and Justice Studies Minor

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Tracy Tiemeier 


The Peace and Justice Studies program seeks to embody the mission of the University, ever more important in light of the “just peace” movement that Pope Francis recently endorsed. As such, the Peace and Justice Studies minor seeks to ensure that students gain knowledge in three key areas of peace and justice as well as practically applying that knowledge through an engaged learning experience. Within the three main areas (Peace and Conflict; Social, Environmental, Economic, and Legal Justice; and Ethical Approaches), students may choose from a variety of courses that relate to their chosen fields of interest and emphasis, drawing from programs such as Political Science, History, Theological Studies, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, and a number of other departments.

Minor Requirements:

20 semester hours (5 courses, minimum 3 upper division courses) are required for the minor. All minors must take PJST 1000 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies . In addition, students must take courses within three designated areas with at least one course in each area: 1. Peace and Conflict; 2. Social, Environmental, Economic and Legal Justice; and 3. Ethical Approaches. One of the 5 courses must include an engaged learning course, OR a student must do a peace and justice-related internship (see Director).

Peace and Justice Studies Learning Outcomes

Peace and Justice Studies minors will:

  1. Be knowledgeable of the historical contributions made by peacemakers in the past, and assess their contributions to continued thought in Peace and Justice Studies;
  2. Be able to analyze complex systematic issues of injustice, conflict and oppression from multiple disciplinary perspectives;
  3. Understand ethical issues of peace and justice; and
  4. Possess a commitment to social justice and non-violence.


II. Social, Environmental, Legal, and Economic Justice

III. Ethical Approaches

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